Stopping aspirin even short-term may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke

Stopping aspirin even short-term may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke...possibly due to a rebound effect.

Stopping aspirin seems to stimulate the production of new platelets...and increase binding of fibrinogen.

Some experts believe this rebound effect lasts at least 8 to 10 days after stopping therapy.

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